Terminally Irish 58 y/o husband and father who has been scale modelling since age 6. I build aircraft and vehicles of the First and Second World Wars and am particularly fond of anything “Spitfire”. I also enjoy computer flight simulations and currently fly “Battle of Britain II-Wings of Victory”, Rise of Flight”, “Cliffs of Dover”, and “Wings of Prey”. When not building models or flying simulations, I spend a good deal of time hanging out with my 14 y/o daughter Aelyshe.
...and it only took four years, three months, 1000 plus toothpicks, a roll and a half of Tamiya tape, a variety of adhesives, many trips to the "spares box", countless hours of fitting & sanding, two bottles of the John Jamison, and a clay j[...]
Some of these photos I posted here about two and one half years ago in the "Mancaves" category. There have been some slight changes to my workbench and mancave since then so I figured I would get in with this workbench trend.
Well lads, there are two more days left before the "Big Show" that is the Battle of France/Battle of Britain group build presentations. I have been watching, with great interest, all the projects as they progressed and I want to thank everyone [...]
Right then! Its official. The second iModeler group build is the Battle of France/Battle of Britain hosted by yours truly (Gawd Strewth). This group build has something for everyone. Aircraft, vehicles, boats, ships, and figures. All scales[...]
I love getting stuff in the mail, even if it is junk mail! Of course, what came in the mail today was far from what I would call junk. My prize for winning the October contest at iModeler came today, the beautiful Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IX (c[...]
Several people, when commenting upon my recently completed 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II, said that the pilot figure looks lonely and needs a dog to keep him company. These people were preaching to the choir, though. From the start, I wanted my pilot fi[...]
Sometime in mid-December of last year, while attending a meeting of the Brooklyn Plastic Modelers Society (my chapter of the IPMS), I came across this kit being sold 2nd hand for $25.00 with an Eduard photo-etch set and a Masters Productions hor[...]
While my Revell/Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire MkII project progresses, I thought I would work on its driver. As, when completed, my Spitfire will be wearing the markings of a generic aircraft from the famous 303 Polish Squadron, I thought I would add [...]
Today marks the 26th anniversary of my 25th birthday. Its a banner year as far as the loot is concerned, it is only 2:00 p.m. and this is what I have received so far. Ahh, its good to be king.